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Michna and Melé on Diplo & Friends!

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We’re BACK this weekend with new mixes from Michna and one of our Diplo & Friends resident DJs, Melé! Born Adrian Yin Michna, DJ/producer Michna combines instrumental hip-hop, electro, and uptempo synth styles. Founder of the DJ collective Secret Frequency Crew, Michna got his start in NYC and has gone on to work with the likes of Diplo, Bonde do Rolê, the record label Ghostly and more. He’s also co-produced music for a number of films, commercials, video games and popular TV shows such as HBO’s Silicon Valley. Melé is known for combining his own unique style of euphoric high-octane dance music with sounds from the UK underground and hip hop from across the Atlantic. Beyond Diplo & Friends, Melé has garnered radio play by some of BBC Radios biggest players: Annie Mac, Mista Jam, Zane Lowe, Nick Grimshaw and Toddla T. He’s also been championed by the likes of Rustie, Hudson Mohawke and Shy FX to name a few and, in addition to his own original tracks, performed official remixes for Disclosure, Wretch 32, Lianne LaHavas, Surkin and Gucci Mane.

If you’re listening, tweet us: @ukmele  @diplo @diploandfriends @maddecent w/ hashtag #diplo1xtra.

Tune in to BBC RADIO 1 and 1XTRA HERE

Airing Time
UK GMT: Sunday 4AM – 6AM
US EST: Saturday 11PM – 1AM
US PST: Saturday 8PM – 10PM

Stream tracks by Michna and Melé below:

STREAM: Diplo x CL x RiFF RAFF x OG Maco – Doctor Pepper

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Diplo teams up with South Korean superstar CL, RiFF RAFF and OG Maco for “Doctor Pepper”! CL lays down a flawless hook you’ll find stuck in your head almost immediately. Cue RiFF’s Versace rhymes and OG Maco’s Atlanta-style rap and you’ll find yourself driving backwards through Rome in a Range Rover, blaring “Doctor Pepper” on repeat all day long.

Co-prodution on “Doctor Pepper” by Swizzymack
Mixed & Mastered by Mike Dean

Check out the official premiere on FADER!

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Hola & Adios

Fenix EP

Every artist will have a different story about Creative Process. For some it becomes as easy as getting inspired by anything, while for others the actual motivation, might require not only a gargantuan amount of thought, but also logistics and great timing.

In the digital era, Creative Process may cost an artist ‘relevance’ if he or she decides to take a hiatus or focus in doing a completely new artistic direction, perhaps, redefining his own sound or actually pursuing a new signature of style.

Today’s post we welcome again one of the most active players in the early moombahton era as well as being the link between 3Ball prehispanico and Bass for most of the music blogs.
Mexican Producer, Javier Estrada.

We also say good bye to one legendary Bass act from Germany called Hat+Hoodie, who at some point was one of the few ones leading the Bass tropical scene in Europe alongside Schlachthofbronx. H+H decided to call it quits, and hopefully we will be hearing about his new artistic endeavors very soon.

Let’s begin with Javier Estrada, who after storming the world with his unique style and getting features in every single bass blog, decided to take a release hiatus, and focus his energy on building a presence in Mexican club scene. Time passed by and now Javier returns with a great 13 track album called Fenix, doing remixes and collaborations with A Tribe Called Red, Boogat, Evdi Sound and many more.

On Fenix we will find a mature sound, still very explosive, and a freshly reminder on why Javier at some point was the only person Diplo followed on his own SC.

Download the 13 track album for FREE >>>right here<<<

Also dropping a great Bass track with Miami’s Evdi Sound called Enrolo Uno

Or a Pow WoW, meets Cuban Orisha’s bass with some Jungle Terror

Moving to our second guest of today.

Now, this is a great way to say good bye.

As mentioned before, H+H final EP makes it to Mad Decent. More Fyah is a fierce, heavy, and overall, very bouncy display of German Bass that has been set for Free download as well courtesy of UK’s Club Popozuda.

Next in line comes from Mixcloud. Stunning. Impressive. and sadly, overlooked releases from the guys of Zlow & Low, who are the only ones keeping the Zouk Bass movement alive with additions from all over the planet.

Kill Dance Move from Sweden shows us how the slow-mo is done

ZLOW & LOW- DANCE KILL MOVE //003 by Zlow & Low on Mixcloud

While all the way from Moscow, Chuck Upbeat proves why he is the latest addition to Buraka’s som sistema ENCHUFADA label

ZLOW & LOW- CHUCK UPBEAT //004 by Zlow & Low on Mixcloud

And Last but not least, from Mexico, Pa Kongal bringing some latin flavor to the zouk & Bass game

ZLOW & LOW – PA KONGAL //005 by Zlow & Low on Mixcloud

Mad Decent Block Party 2015 New Artist Announcements

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We are excited to announce that we added a bunch of dope artists to select Mad Decent Block Party events. Check out the new artist updates and stay tuned for additional announcements!

Alison Wonderland in Philly 8/7
Tommy Trash in Brooklyn 8/8
CL in Toronto 8/29
Yellow Claw in Denver 8/30
Klingande in Calgary 9/4
TJR in LA 9/19
Martin Solveig in Chicago 9/26

Get your tickets now at http://showsnear.by/MDBP2015

Dirtcaps & Alvaro – Brah (JEFF098)

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Dirtcaps and Alvaro have unleashed their monstrous collaboration “Brah.” The track, which received early support and play from the likes of Diplo, DJ Snake, 4B and Skrillex, is what big room dreams are made of. “Brah” is sure to be heard across every stage throughout the 2015 festival season. “Welcome to the Jungle” artist Alvaro brings his own style of Dutch dance music to “Brah,” while Dirtcaps adds in their own distinct, energetic sound. The combination of sounds makes for a lethal dose.

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Diplo – Revolution (Remixes Part 2) Available Now!

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Support on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/revolutionremixes2
Support on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1Hrn6r3
Support on Beatport: http://btprt.dj/1dhPteP

Stream Revolution (Remixes Part 2) – http://smarturl.it/streamrevolutionrmxs

While the original version of “Revolution” by Diplo featuring Faustix, Imanos and Kai is still fire, we are proud to bring you three re-upped versions of the the track. With over 4 million plays on Soundcloud already, the Absence remix of “Revolution” channels a much chiller side of the track with a groovy guitar hook and a new deep house take. The remix from Unlike Pluto has already made massive waves as well, with nearly 10 million plays on Soundcloud the chill trap remix brings new futuristic vibes to the song. The last remix from Part 2 is from none other than Party Favor, whose remix brings the heat with a bouncy twerk remix. Check out the new remixes – can you make it out tonight?

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Diplo on Diplo & Friends!

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No friends. Just Diplo. Get ready for two straight hours with the head honcho himself on this weekends episode of Diplo & Friends! Its been a busy start to the year for the Mad Decent boss… “Where Are Ü Now” [Jack Ü] and “Lean On” [Major Lazer] are both currently charting worldwide, the new Major Lazer album is nearing its release, and he’s been globetrotting  non-stop from one epic concert and/or festival experience to the next. Tune in this weekend to hear all of his favorite tunes as of late, exclusives and more!

If you’re listening, Tweet us: @diploandfriends @maddecent @diplo w/ hashtag #diplo1xtra.

Tune in to BBC RADIO 1 and 1XTRA HERE

Show Airtimes:
UK GMT: Sunday 1AM – 3AM
US EST: Saturday 11PM – 1AM
US PST: Saturday 8PM – 10PM

Mad Loyal Box

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Are you a Mad Decent ride-or-die? If so, this box is for you.  We have created a bundle of Mad Decent limited edition essentials for our loyalest fans at a heavily discounted price of $195. To view the package on our merch site, click here.

Included in the box is:

  • 1 x Mad Decent Flight Jacket (w/free MadLoyal T-Shirt)*
  • 1 x Spring Sticker Pack
  • 1 x MD Logo Socks (Pick your color)
  • 1 x Enameled Pin
  • 1 x Portable Phone Charger
  • 1 x T-Shirt (pick between several designs)

A Fresh Return to Roots

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The whole world has embraced digital hyped genres like Moombahton, Trap, twerk, Jungle terror and many more like those, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a complete drift from that specific approach into Dembow, Hip Hop, Cumbia, Champeta, Bounce or Kizomba Dj sets making their tracks a great combination for whether a strict pure set or the perfect tracks for a transition into a more dancefloor friendly sets or simply iPod joy.

Many of the acts you would hear on today’s post are or have been into the game long enough to realize that sticking to their guns has proved to create timeless craft.

Striking with all the power of European and South American members, Falakumbe is a Stockholm based band that blends cumbia, reggae, ska, chicha, psychedelic, rock, punk, Latin rhythms and sounds with a high dose of anti-racism, political lyrics, trying to find alternative spaces for cultural expression. Puro Sonido SinSinero Internacional is the EP these amazing guys are dropping on May 15 for FREE DOWNLOAD. (GRAB WHOLE EP HERE only 18 MB!!!)

Toronto-NYC- Uproot Andy finally released his Barrioteca EP with a total latino flavor all over (FREE DL as well), there is not too much to say about this great EP. After been featured early this week on pretty much everywhere,  it is not surprising it would make it to MD.

We haven’t posted this dude in a while, however, we keep a close eye on him whenever he reaches our radar. Canadian rapper & producer Relic has gotten tons of attention lately from the specialized hip hop scene, getting 9/10 or 10/10 reviews. And even though that might mean a world or nothing at all to one’s perception. This guy’s craft is simply mindblowing. Fresh. If you are into hiphop, you must check his new album!

The following track was released few months ago. You can find a heavy amount of new remixes still popping out so why not post the OG track as it is perfect transition from what (we hope) you just listened to. Alina Baraz & Galimatias – “Fantasy”

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve seen Rihanna and many high profile cats have released their “BBHMM” remixes this week.
A completely different remix is a dembow banger from Yelram Selectah, who we have featured couple of times! ( FREE DL)

After their highly successful release on Mad Decent with Bonde do Role, Brazilian Porno Klan, returns with “Pepeka Mal Criada”, a Bass Carioca

Also one of newest Mad Decent’s additions, Happy Colors, has produced a track for Evdi Sound called “Sacate el Black” that we can’t praise enough! Totally dedicated for those who enjoy booze and girls!

Third Torontonian on today’s post, Dom Dias, revisits “Turn Me On” in a faster bpm making it a bounce bass stomper! (FREE DL)

Trying to be cohesive to EDM dynamics, chilean Andean Bass emperors, Bacondo, dropped an absolute bomb remix of Usher & Martin Garrix “Don’t Look Down” ( FREE DL)

From Mexico/USA these dudes Los X are killing it with a take on Wiwek X GTA’s “What We Tell Dem”

Italian Badmen, Milangeles and The Clerk got together for their epic LA DANZA EP which is a blend of World Music 2.0 and Deep Bass

For those into Jungle terror, Wiwek brings a new compilation with some of the strongets names of the genre on Bad Monkeys II

GN’R meet Bass thanks to DJ SUPERSTEREO

Last but not least, an epic Champeta track called “Playa Brisa y Mar” from Maqui Africa -La Makina del Karibe-

Mad Decent Premium Exclusive: Dabow – Triple Shadow EP

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Available now EXCLUSIVELY on Mad Decent Premium is Triple Shadow EP by Dabow. Emerging out of the dub step world, Dabow is the the hip-hop influenced side project of DJ/producer Wobad. He’s received support from the likes of Brillz, Dubloadz, Herobust and more. Get a taste of this young producer’s creative style by downloading it exclusively via Mad Decent Premium on Drip.fm!

Tracklist
01 Be Decent
02 Triple Shadow (feat. Kstylis)
03 1, 2, 3

Preview Triple Shadow EP above and sign up for Mad Decent Premium today to receive our last two releases, Mad Decent Vol. 1 plus:

– Receive EVERY Mad Decent release the day BEFORE it comes out!
– Receive EVERY Jeffree’s release 1 week BEFORE everyone else
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